Since September 2010, our Canterbury neighbours have been rocked by several large earthquakes and endured thousands of aftershocks.
Explore the impact on the shaken region in this exhibition focusing on the physical forces and human stories of courage and tenacity.
Canterbury Quakes first opened at Canterbury Museum on 22 February 2012, the anniversary of the most devastating quake. This exhibition features former Christchurch icons such as the Lyttelton timeball and the rose window from the Christ Church Cathedral.
Share in the human stories through poignant video footage, interviews and photographs. Encounter personal stories of resilience and recovery from diverse Cantabrians, including the emergency response teams and student volunteer army.
With Canterbury Quakes, discover the science of earthquakes, explore the human side of the disaster and recovery effort, and look towards the future as the people of Canterbury work together to rebuild their city.
Saturday 24 November – Sunday 5 May
Special Exhibitions Gallery
Developed and toured by Canterbury Museum, proudly supported by Hewlett Packard.
5 April 2013
Don’t miss your chance to explore Canterbury Quakes at the Otago Museum. Closing on 5 May, this exhibition focuses on the human stories and physical forces behind the devastating Canterbury earthquakes – some of New Zealand’s worst-ever natural disasters.
25 January 2013
Don’t miss your chance to share the stories of Canterbury Quakes at the Otago Museum. Join us for a scintillating series of events supporting this moving exhibition, including a free talk from Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker.